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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Wine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history… Today’s News: Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards Loses Company Leader […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2017… Today’s News: Livermore Wineries Report Bump in Business […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fires Won’t Destroy California Wine Industry Fires are still burning in northern California as you read this, and people’s homes are still endangered. That said, it’s time to look at what the deadly wildfires will mean for the region’s wine industry, the most important in North America… […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 28

Afternoon Brief, September 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2017 Winning Wines Announced Sonoma County Harvest Fair is the largest regional wine competition in the United States. Any wine made with grapes grown in Sonoma County, with a Sonoma County designated AVA as the only region listed on the bottle is eligible […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 7

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Harvest Reaches Crisis Point If you want to pick grapes, California can use your help. A heat spike last weekend and a labor shortage have combined to force many California vintners to scramble to pick earlier than expected… Today’s News: Wine Enthusiast’s 18th Annual Wine Star […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 5

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: SVB on Wine: Premium Wine Sales Decelerating It’s easy to tell people what they want to hear. It’s harder to tell them what they don’t want to hear. In 2007, I saw the above chart that tracked U.S. home prices versus median family income… Today’s News: Event and […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 23

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemaker Crushed to Death by Wine Press Bernard Rouanet, owner of the Domaine Rouanet Montcélèbre vineyard, located next to the village of Cesseras in the Minervois region of the Languedoc, died last Thursday while attempting to repair his wine press… Today’s News: Does Social Media Help Me […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 18

Afternoon Brief, August 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Grapevine Scourge Has Returned to Temecula Valley’s Wine Country The glassy-winged sharpshooter, a flying menace that devastated the Temecula Valley Wine Country in the late 1990s, has made an ominous comeback… Today’s News: A Drink Might Boost Cognition and Creativity, and Potentially Fight Off the Flu A […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 10

Afternoon Brief, August 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Alcoholism Epidemic: More Than 1 in 8 Americans Are Now Alcoholics Americans are becoming increasingly heavy drinkers, with the greatest rise among women, older people and ethnic minorities, national surveys have shown… Today’s News: Viticulturists and Scientists Battle Latest Vineyard Virus: Red Blotch When he was hired […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 7

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Kicks Off Another “Classic” Harvest After nearly five years of drought made every Napa Valley harvest kickoff story complicated, this year’s is pretty simple… Today’s News: Six Ways Wine and Weed Are Similar – And One Major Difference Since California citizens approved Prop 64 legalizing adult […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 20

Afternoon Brief, July 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How an Important Central Coast Vineyard Fought Off the Alamo Fire Two of the current wildfire season’s biggest blazes, the Alamo and Whittier fires, have ravaged tens of thousands of acres in Californias Central Coast region, in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, respectively … Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 19

Afternoon Brief, July 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Beckstoffer Vineyards Buys 121-Acre Vineyard in Carneros from Treasury Wine Estates Beckstoffer Vineyards has purchased a 121-acre vineyard in Carneros from Treasury Wine Estates, according to Napa County records … Today’s News: Wine and Weed Leaders Collaborate on Biodynamic Sonoma Valley Pot Farm Erich Pearson is no […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 5

Afternoon Brief, July 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Full Speed Ahead for Jackson Family Wines As one of the wine industry’s most famous (and wealthy) celebrities, you might expect any interview with Barbara Banke to be a well rehearsed and stilted affair … Today’s News: French Michelin Buys 40 Percent Stake in Robert Parker Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 28

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Researchers Working to Manage Grapevine Virus Grapevines in the WSU Prosser vineyard have been infected with a virus that causes grapes and grape clusters to grow smaller … Today’s News: VinQuest 2017 U.S. East Coast Consumer Direct Wine Sales Report U.S. East Coast wineries face significantly different […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Far Niente Wine Estates, the company that includes Far Niente and sister wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union, has acquired a 60-acre Napa Valley vineyard planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon… Today’s News: Tickets Now […]

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